It looks like Marvel Studios/Disney Plus appears to have something huge planned for the characters from The Defenders Series, particularly Luke Cage’s Mike Colter and Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter. Recently, both the actors appeared together, and that could be a hint at their return.
After Charlie Cox’s comeback as Matt Murdock/Daredevil on Netflix in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Ritter appeared as the titular superhuman trash-talking, alcoholic private investigator in Jessica Jones.
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the limited team-up series The Defenders are all part of Netflix’s Defenders Verse. Even though all of the episodes were critically and commercially successful, Disney/Marvel Studios cancelled its partnership with Netflix/ABC and discontinued the DefendersVerse in 2018 which made fans worry if characters like Jones and Cage would be recast in the MCU if they were to return.
Marvel Actor Mike Colter Responded To The Revival Rumors
Marvel Actor Mike Colter recently responded to those revival rumours during ABC’s talk show The View. During the show, he was grilled over a social media post that reconnected him with Krysten Ritter. The Jessica Jones actress’ shared a picture on social media that immediately became viral in their fandom.
The Luke Cage actor though claims it was a coincidence. He told that Ritter resides near him. The hosts, however, felt that Colter is fabricating a story to mislead the audience.
“You know it was funny, we live in a neighbourhood close to each other. And we bumped into each other at a strawberry patch that was like an hour away. We just happened to be in the same place hanging out with our kids. I bumped into another actor that I did not know and he’s like, ‘Oh yeah, Krysten’s here!’ And I thought, they were friends. So I texted her and she pops up in front of me and we hung out, letting the kids play.”
Krysten Ritter Loves Jessica Jones
Earlier this year, Krysten Ritter in an interview with Comicbook shared her thoughts about her possible comeback.
“I absolutely love Jessica more than anything. And I loved those years playing her,” Ritter explained to ComicBook.com’s Charlie Ridgely. “If there was ever an opportunity for her to pop up anywhere, I would be the first. I may or may not have the jacket ready to go in my closet. So, you never know, but if I ever had the opportunity to play her again, I would be so thrilled.”
With Marvel returning with favourite characters, it might be possible that Mike Colter and Krysten Ritter might also return to the MCU. What are your thoughts about it? Let us know in the comments section below.